Understanding Te Tiriti is an engaging and comprehensive overview of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Over the course of one day, you’ll gain an understanding of:

  • why we have a treaty – relationships pre-1840, the context for a treaty
  • what it says – the wording and understandings of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • what happened post signing – treaty breaches, the impacts of colonisation and Māori responses
  • current issues – key events post 1975, including the Treaty settlement process
  • what can I/we do? – personal and/or group responses
For organisations: 

We offer Understanding Te Tiriti in conjunction with a half- or full-day Applying Te Tiriti  workshop. Read more about how we work and then please contact us about your requirements.

For individuals and small groups:

We run Understanding Te Tiriti as a public workshop a few times each year. If you want to be informed of future dates (and you’re not already on our mailing list) please let us know.

Understanding Te Tiriti – online

Understanding Te Tiriti is now available as a self-paced online workshop. It contains all the content of an in-person workshop, including videos, activities and readings. The workshop takes approximately 5 hours to complete and you have access to the course for 8 weeks. Book here.